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Cryptocurrency
Exclusive: Koinly makes it easy to invest in the crypto market
Last month
Koinly is a cryptocurrency tax software platform and crypto portfolio tracker used by hundreds of thousands of crypto investors and accountants globally.
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GoTo
Does your business’ phone system have the “IT” factor?
July 2022
Why it's time to upgrade your communication system - the success stories and the cash incentives currently available to you.
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Australia
Two-thirds of small businesses don’t fully understand tax returns
June 2022
New research from Xero has found that 66% of small business leaders in Australia don't understand all parts of a business tax return.
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Nutanix
Avoid the sugar high: Making the most of the government's SMB digital sweetener
June 2022
With the federal election now behind us, small-to-medium businesses (SMB) in Australia still face the same challenges and opportunities they did just a few weeks ago.
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Chatbots
'Robo-advice' a low-cost option for financial planning
February 2022
Only two firms offer low-cost computer-generated financial advice, despite it being available for four years.
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Accounting systems
BlackLine bolsters financial management capabilities through FourQ acquisition
February 2022
BlackLine CEO Marc Huffman says intercompany accounting is a ‘distraction’ within F&A for many multinational organisations.
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Business Intelligence
Cybersecurity tax hindering investment for A/NZ organisations
October 2021
Cybersecurity tax will hinder investment in future progress for Australian and New Zealand organisations in 2022, says Gartner.
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Amazon Web Services
AWS "sorting out tax situation" with NZ entity establishment
September 2021
A corporate reorganisation proposes Amazon Web Services NZ Ltd will replace Amazon Web Services, Inc. 
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Cryptocurrency
Got crypto? Pay tax – A quick look at IR's new crypto-asset guidance
September 2020
Inland Revenue's new guidance aims to provide more certainty for New Zealand taxpayers who hold crypto-assets, and to help people ‘get things right from the start’.
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Remote Working
COVID-19- 19 leads to sharp rise in independent earning
May 2020
The increase has been noticeably driven by people looking to start earning independently, as many have been let go from permanent jobs and are seeking alternatives. 
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Digital Transformation
Inland Revenue shuts down to make changes to tax system
March 2020
The revenue system will be closed for a week in April as Inland Revenue introduces a new round of changes to make tax more straightforward.
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Inland Revenue
Inland Revenue cracks down on multinationals' tax obligations
November 2019
“If they don’t play by the new rules, we will know who they are, and they should expect we’ll be in touch."
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Cloud
Fintech startup Hnry raises $2.15 million in investment round
September 2019
Hnry was designed to make life easier for contractors, freelancers and other independent earners, providing an online service that takes care of their financial admin.
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Accounting systems
Growing enthusiasm for Inland Revenue's new provisional tax option
September 2019
“More businesses are opting to take the guesswork out of provisional tax in favour of the greater certainty that AIM provides."
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Inland Revenue
Jail time for woman who failed to pay $740,000 PAYE
September 2019
Inland Revenue prosecuted Nicola ‘Nicky’ Dargie for failing to pay PAYE, leading to the liquidation of all of her businesses. It’s not the first time she has been convicted.
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Inland Revenue
IRD warning customers of new email scam over tax refunds
July 2019
“We’ve received more than 900 reports over the weekend. It looks like the real thing but has some tell-tale mistakes that people can use to tell it’s a scam."
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Inland Revenue
$300m paid out to Kiwis via Inland Revenue's new automatic system
June 2019
"We want to help avoid paying too much tax throughout the year so we can minimise the annual ritual of waiting to be refunded."
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Small and Medium Enterprise
SMEs take note: End of financial year creates oppportunity for business growth
June 2019
"Waiting until the end of June to consider how to make the most of EOFY will make it difficult to manage the baseline tax and financial requirements, let alone make time for advanced business planning."
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Startup
Bartercard helping Kiwi startups and small businesses thrive
April 2019
Here's a breakdown of what Bartercard actually is and how it provides invaluable opportunities for businesses privy of its network.
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Tax
Time's up, tax dodgers: Multinational tech firms may soon pay their dues
February 2019
Multinational tech and digital services firms may no longer have a free tax pass to operate in New Zealand. 
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Employment
Payroll software firms prepare for payday filing
January 2019
Providers have been working closely with Inland Revenue to make sure they can meet their clients’ needs when the changes roll out.
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Employment
Get ready for the biggest tax changes in a generation
November 2018
The biggest tax changes in a generation are coming, and they will affect almost every business household and business across the country. 
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Tax
NZTech’s Graeme Muller on the R&D tax incentive
October 2018
NZTech’s chief executive describes why he thinks the government’s research and development will work, and the pitfalls it needs to avoid.
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Inland Revenue
Inland Revenue to improve AIM tax method with help from early adopters
August 2018
Inland Revenue’s new Accounting Income Method now has plenty of early adopters and now the focus is on improving the product for year two.